Celebrating 35 Years of Innovation SCROLL DOWN TO LEARN MORE Optikos Through the YearsPatentsSolving ProblemsAnywhere Light Goes OPTIKOS THROUGH THE YEARS -- Check back as we dig through the archives and continue to add to our gallery! 35th Anniversary Celebration Optikos Employees Aerial Photo 35th Anniversary Photo Steve Fantone reacts to surprise aerial photo Cocktail hour Cocktail hour Dave Biss and Rich Rustin Ben Masella and Jennifer Blackman, Todd and Bernadette Thompson Dongning Bai and Jian Zhang, Marc and Tess Daigle Dan and Susan Hammerle, Fred Childs and Anne Harper Tiffany and Andrew McHenry Greg and Hillary Balonek Susan Hess and daughter Chloe Walton Lucy Rusin makes an appearance Steve Fantone and Jim Scott Dennis Fantone, Betsy Fantone, Lisa Santoro-Lahaye, Steve Fantone Steve Fantone welcomes guests Welcome comments Marc and Tess Daigle, and Tim and Erin Cole Dan Orband and Kevin Rovelli like what they hear Steve J. Fantone, Jeannette Fantone, Jeanna and Brian Newton, Julie and Cliff Jacobs, Dennis and Danielle Fantone Rich and Sherri Rustin, Andrew and Tiffany McHenry, Steve and Betsy Fantone, Dan and Susan Hammerle (l to r) Susan and Richard Gregorio, Todd and Bernadette Thompson, Mark and Jill LoCoco, Elaine and Brian Loder Alana Van der Mude and Will Rusin, Weston and Kaleigh Moore, Gabriel Marty and Andromeda Huffman, Bill and Lisa Marshall, Bob White and Katelyn Lansing Elizabeth Sullivan, Ben Masella and Jennifer Blackman, Martha Warren and Peter Clark, Haskell Kent and Dallase Scott, Dave Biss Tasney Mazzarino, Fred Childs and Anne Harper, Janice and Michael Poulin, Bob Ireland, Kristin and Frank Scioli Tess and Marc Daigle, Nathan and Lisa Wallace, Kristyn and Brian MacMillin, Erin and Tim Cole Dennis Lahaye and Lisa Santoro-Lahaye, Susan Hess and Chloe Walton, Bob Santiano, Julie Santiano, Hillary and Greg Balonek Dongning Bai and Jian Zhang, Dan and Caren Connell, Nina and John Price, James Sun and Kristin Zhai Karen and Jim Scott, Yvonne Chao, Kevin Rovelli, Dan and Karen Orband Steve Fantone with Optikos employees Bob Santiano and daughter Julie Santiano The roasting of Steve Fantone Dennis Fantone kicks off roasting while Bernadette Thompson, Dave Biss, Jim Scott and Susan Hess wait their turns Dennis Fantone looks very comfortable roasting Steve Fantone Bernadette Thompson has no shortage of material Susan Hess is just warming up Dennis Fantone, Bernadette Thompson, Dave Biss and Jim Scott enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to give it back to the boss Glasses and Tootsie Pops–you had to be there Steve Fantone is calm during Jim Scott’s rapid-fire quips Roasters Dennis Fantone, Bernadette Thompson, Dave Biss and Susan Hess enjoy the show Betsy and Steve Fantone cutting the cake Yvonne Chao, Kevin Rovelli Roy Youman, Andrew McHenry, Brian and Kristyn MacMillin Kristin Scioli with Bob Santiano Let’s do the hustle… Shy and retiring Roy Youman Kristin Scioli and Julie Santiano Susan Hess Lisa Santoro-Lahaye and Hillary Balonek at the after party 2010s Optikos launches new "brand" at Photonics West 2015 Jim Scott demonstrates LensCheck VIS at PW 2015 Haskell Kent and Imatest CEO, Jeff Herman review Meridian camera testing at PW 2015 Ari T. Friberg presents at Optikos NES/OSA meeting, Oct. 2016 Rep. Seth Moulton visits Optikos for National Manufacturing Day, Oct. 2015 Frank Scioli with LensCheck build, 2015 Rich Rustin testing OG-1000, 2015 Haskell Kent and Lisen Xu calculations, 2015 Roy Youman testing a client lens, 2015 Optical engineers, Dave Biss and Will Rusin with booth visitors, Laser Munich, 2015 Lisen Xu, Ph.D., discusses Optikos Surface Metrology Instrument at CIOE 2015 Optikos at SPIE DSS 2015 Dr. Fantone posing with some of Optikos's consumer products Peter de Groot with Steve Fantone at Optikos-hosted NES/OSA mtg., May, 2014 Haskell Kent appreciates the cupcakes at NES/OSA mtg., May, 2015 Stephen J. Fantone Steve and Betsy Fantone, with OSA award named in honor of Stephen D. Fantone, Oct. 2013 Steve and Betsy Fantone, with Stephen D. Fantone Distinguished Scholar Award from U of R, May, 2015 Betsy and Steve Fantone cut Optikos's 30th Anniversary cake, Sept. 9, 2012 Todd and Bernadette Thompson at Optikos 30th Anniversary party NASA shuttle return to flight program instrument for focusing NASA tracking telescopes at Cape Canaveral Laser Munich 2015, booth setup with Dave Biss and Will Rusin 2000s In the conference room of the Cardinal Medeiros location Optikos 2007 holiday party at the Fantone's Steve Fantone and Dan Orband installing an Optikos bench in Tianjin, China, 2001 Steve and Betsy Fantone at Optikos Wakefield grand opening, April, 2007 Clearing out Cardinal Medeiros - 2007 Conference room containing Steve Fantone, Roy Youman, John Everett, Beth Risbick, Scott Nathan, and David Imrie Stephen J. Fantone at the Great Wall of China - 2003 Boston Business Journal interviews Stephen Fantone, 2007 1990s The Optikos 10th Anniversary party. From left to right, Phill and Ellen Dunn, Betsy, Dennis, and Steve Fantone, Tom and Cyndy Bates- 1992 Andrew Sheinis working with a Zygo interferometer circa 1994 Living without a loading dock, Optikos employees load product onto a crate for shipment - 1992 20 of Optikos's early employees - 1992 Following a presentation on optics in consumer products Drafting boards before CAD, notice the Mac computers Andrew Sheinis working with a Zygo interferometer circa 1994 Pat Cronkite, Peter Carellas, Groot Gregory, and Bob Forsyth at a Rochester optics show Early nodal slide MTF bench with an early version of video MTF Software – 1990 Sample images used to produce lenticular 3D images for jewel cases Jian Zhang and daughter at holiday party - 1999 Peter Carellas, Bob Forsyth, Steve Fantone, Mark Wildy -Training on the functions of the newly acquired Tropel line of benches Sue Metzinger, Richardine O'Brien, Theresa White Cambridge employees circa 1994 First international trade show, Europe 1990 Cambridge location at Cardinal Medeiros - 1997 Inside the Cardinal Medeiros location in Cambridge, MA Bob Jacobsen assembling the first Optikos hardware product, a laser based end point detector for a semiconductor plasma etching machine Orienting a boule for polishing and cutting, Optikos pioneered the polishing of cubic zirconia Roy Youman working with a Tropel bench Dan Krill, Theresa White Polishing a ZZ window Optikos's booth at a European trade show Screenshot of LMI plus instrument for measuring contact lens molds Radial curvature measurement instrument The Scubascope, a children's subsurface periscope for exploration invented by Optikos Optikos patent on a virtual reality video headset Dr. Milton M.T. Chang interviews Dr. Stephen D. Fantone for Photonics Spectra magazine, 1999 1980s Optikos's first location; the basement of Steve Fantone's house in Saugus, MA First installation of Optikos knife edge scanning MTF system on to Mann bench system at Polaroid for testing photographic lenses - 1986 Another view of Optikos' first MTF system installation - 1986 Bob Jacobsen polishing a lens Pat Cronkite working in one of our early labs Steve Fantone giving a lecture on optics in consumer products Setting up a floating table on the uneven floors at Cardinal Medeiros Avenue 1st Tropel assembly for Korea - Table setup - 1989 Stephen Fantone makes the cover of Optics News, 1989 Inside front cover of Optics News, 1989 PATENTS Optikos has over 100 patents spanning a wide variety of optical technologies. A HISTORY OF SOLVING TOUGH PROBLEMS ANYWHERE LIGHT GOES™ Our optical design work and metrology instrumentation can be found almost anywhere. From cell phone and vehicle cameras to industrial and aerospace applications, Optikos can truly be found Anywhere Light Goes.